Friday, November 15, 2019

Dress the Turkey

Hello again friends!  I have a fun card to share with you that admittedly makes me chuckle.  I grew up with a dad who told silly jokes and loved puns, and I have to admit, as much as I didn't want to when I was young, that I became a lover of the same.  I can't tell a joke to save my life but I do find humor in silly jokes and puns!

The colors used for my card were inspired by the color challenge at Sunday Stamps, with rich colors of Autumn that are some of my personal favorites.  I primarily used the oranges, teal and brown from the inspiration piece.

I'm also joining the current SSS Wednesday Challenge where the them is Thank You/Thanksgiving plus including this as part to the 30 Day Coloring Challenge at the Daily Marker blog.

The image and sentiment are part of a really cute Thanksgiving stamp set from Art Impressions.  I stamped the turkey with Gina K Chocolate Truffle Amalgam ink, a Copic friendly variety, and set about coloring it with the challenge colors.

I love the silly sentiment and the fun image of the turkey.  Once the coloring was done I realized I needed to better differentiate the pants from his tail and wing so, inspired by the stamp set packaging, I added pin stripes to his fancy trousers.  After the gel pen ink dried I did go over it with a Copic marker to tone down the white but it still came out a little bright in the photos.  Still, the concept worked and the pinstripes just add to the whole comedic aspect of our "dressed" turkey!

The panel was trimmed down and added to layers of colored card stock.  The card base to which it and the stamped sentiment were adhered had been stenciled with Antique Linen Distress Ink using the Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Leaves stencil, then wrapped with a hemp twine bow.

Thanks so much for the visit, I always appreciate it!  I hope you have a great weekend!


Stamps:  Full of Thanks (Art Impressions)
Stamps:  Neenah Solar White and Desert Storm, Peacock (Simon Says Stamp), Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Gina K Chocolate Truffle Amalagam, VersaFine Clair Acorn (sentiment), Antique Linen Distress Ink
Other:  Autumn Leaves stencil (Pretty Pink Posh), Hemp twine
Copics:  BG49, 15, 32, YR18, 07. 04, 68,12,21, E19,29, 37, 35, 33, 47, 44, 43, 41, W3, 1, 0


Heather said...

OK, that is one dapper bird, lol. Love him! Such a fun take on our colors! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Claire Broadwater said...

Stef, this is the coolest turkey I have seen. Great way to use the color combo! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps! XX

RitaR said...

What an awesome turkey!!! Your coloring is divine and the sentiment brought a smile to my face. I just love the color combination on your card .... great work!